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HL20505: Physiology, nutrition and health

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10182
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the physiological adaptations that occur as a result of regular physical activity and the roles of macronutrients and energy balance in supporting health.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:
* Knowledge and critical understanding of the specificity of responses to different types of exercise and how the body adapts to exercise.
* Understanding of the approaches to studying the investigation of changes that occur with regular physical activity.
* Knowledge of the methods used to determine energy expenditure, energy intake and physical activity.
* Critical understanding of the physiological and nutritional factors that are important for healthy human function.

Knowledge and Understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Intellectual Skills (facilitated and assessed)
Analytical Skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Professional Skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Written Communication (facilitated and assessed)
Information technology (facilitated)
Working Independently (facilitated and assessed)

Energy systems, energy balance and body composition, nutrition (macronutrients and hydration), endurance exercise, sprint exercise, resistance exercise, exercise immunology, redox biology, delayed-onset muscle soreness, hydration and nutrition, monitoring exercise and physical activity, long-term adaptations to exercise.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20505 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)